Employment

Employment Opportunities

Dickinson Parks & Recreation is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply at any time. Please refer to our ‘How to Apply’ section below to submit for any of the jobs listed. Applications are kept on file for 90 days.

Business & Finance Positions

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Exempt
BENEFITS: Full Benefits Package of the Park District
SUPERVISOR: President of Board of Park Commissioners

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Executive Director will lead a parks and recreation district that is comprised of 28 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees and provide oversight to an annual operating budget of $6.2 million. DPR owns and manages more than 1,800 acres of park land with 30+ miles of recreational trails and creates programs and places for citizens and visitors to enjoy a wide variety of recreation throughout the year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Administration, Recreation or Sports Management or a related field.
  • Eight years of experience in a director or executive leadership role; or an equivalent combination of training, experience, and education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)

APPLY:

Send a Cover Letter, Resume and Two Letters of Recommendation to:

Dickinson Parks & Recreation
2004 Fairway Street, Dickinson, ND 58601
Email: lhoenke@dickinsonparks.org

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Buildings/Grounds Positions

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: Heart River Golf Course
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 18+
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Individuals will be responsible for the general maintenance of Heart River Golf Course. Other duties include servicing and maintaining the equipment, surveying grounds, reporting damages, sharpening mower blades, and keeping mowing equipment clean and in safe operating conditions. Season runs: May – September.

To apply, please see our application process below.

Facility Positions

TYPE: Part-Time
LOCATION: West River Community Center
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Individuals will be responsible for organizing and instructing aerobic activities, classes, and participants. Other responsibilities include implementing and monitoring assigned programs, demonstrating specific skills and teaching techniques, preparing and completing all records and reports, monitoring correct techniques, and handling complaints, questions, and concerns. Year-round position; Monday – Sunday.

To apply, please see our application process below.

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: West River Community Center
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 16+
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Individuals will be responsible for providing a safe environment at our pool facilities. Lifeguards will provide a positive image of the facility and its services by attentive, conscientious, and courteous behavior on the job. Other duties include watching swimmers through safe scanning practices, maintaining order in the pool areas, test and treat water accordingly, complete accident and rescue reports as necessary, perform CPR and first aid as needed as well as being trained to enforce safe operations of slides, ladders, and general pool use guidelines. Year-round position; Monday – Sunday.

Click here to check for available LG Certification Training offered by Dickinson Parks & Recreation.

To apply, please see our application process below.

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: West River Community Center
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 16+
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Individuals will be responsible for providing a safe environment for the pool patrons and promoting a positive image of the facility by being attentive, conscientious, and courteous on the job. Job duties include the enforcement of pool and facility rules, assisting in maintaining order in the pool and locker rooms, keeping the aquatics area clean, assisting in emergency action plans, and developing positive working relationships with other staff members. Year-round position; Monday – Sunday.

To apply, please see our application process below.

Recreation Program Positions

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: West River Ice Center
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 14+ (ages 14-15 must obtain work permit from State of ND)
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Individual has experience with youth and a knowledge of a variety of art projects for children 4-7 years old. Responsible for supervising, instructing and assisting with various art projects. Possess a positive loud voice to give verbal direction to participants and keep them on task. A confident leader and role model for the participants in the program. Able to take direction from the Summer Art Coordinator and Program Supervisor. Utilizes the philosophy, policies and procedures set forth by Dickinson Parks and Recreation. This position requires extensive contact with youth and peers as well as adults. Availability must be during the duration of May-July.

To apply, see our application process below.

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: Gress Softball Complex
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 16+ 
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Individuals will be responsible for reporting to each scheduled softball game, starting on time and display control of games.  Individuals will be responsible to find a substitute if unable to be at scheduled game.  Weekday evening hours required.  Season runs:  May – August. 

To apply, see our application process below.

TYPE: Part-Time/Seasonal
LOCATION: North Complex
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be age 14+ (ages 14-15 must obtain work permit from State of ND)
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Individuals will be assigned to instruct youth participants ages 5-6 in sportsmanship along with the fundamentals, rules, and skills of baseball. Individuals must also have the ability to communicate well with supervisors, youth, and parents as well as the capability to have extensive contact and interaction with youth as well as adults. Season runs June – July; Monday & Wednesday.

To apply, please see our application process below.

How to Apply

PART-TIME OR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
Apply online or download application and return to:
Dickinson Parks & Recreation
2004 Fairway St
Dickinson, ND 58601
(located inside the West River Community Center)
EMAIL: dprd@dickinsonparks.org

FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Dickinson Parks & Recreation
2004 Fairway Street
Dickinson, ND 58601
PHONE:  701-456-2074 | FAX:  701-456-2073
EMAIL: dprd@dickinsonparks.org

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Dickinson Parks & Recreation will request a background check on all individuals who are offered employment by the Park District. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (1971) requires that we inform you that a background investigation may be conducted as part of our employment screening and selection process. This may include an inquiry to obtain information regarding your character, criminal history, general reputation, personal characteristics, credit report and mode of living. The main objective of this investigation is to verify information you provide on your application or during the interview process. If a report is made, you have the right to request details of the report from the consumer reporting agency.

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